Here’s what will happen in the Republican primary…
There will be an early clown show, filled with debates where everyone swears their allegiance to young earth creationism. Then gradually a front-runner will appear and we will be told that this front-runner is a serious person. There may be a Sister Souljah where this serious person “stands up” to the fringers who believe that the Rothschild family controls our economy. There will then be cries for Obama to tell his crazed followers, to make the hippies admit the surge was right or that “entitlements” will bankrupt us or whatever. In any event, there will be no evidence that the serious Republican nominee advocates policies that are any different than Michelle Bachmann’s.
Tim Pawlenty seems like the most likely serious Republican nominee to me, but it’s also possible that the Village will call for a knight in shining armor riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger to battle with the demon debt. Joe Klein is already sending out the call:
I plead, as an unflinching American patriot–please Mitch Daniels, please Jeb Bush, please run. I may not agree with you on most things, but I respect you.